'''Papa Grows Funk''' is a funk music|funk
band from New Orleans, Louisiana
[Samantha Cook - New Orleans 2001- Page 226 "Since the 1960s New Orleans has also been known for its homegrown funk - Galactic and Papa Grows Funk are currently the hottest on the scene,"]
The band was started by frontman John "Papa" Gros
early 2000, developing from a series of Monday night jam sessions helmed by Gros at New Orleans’ Maple Leaf Bar
. Gros would invite some friends down to play, and the impromptu jams became a common bond for a handful of musicians, including guitarist June Yamagishi
, sax player Jason Mingledorf
, bassist Marc Pero
and drummer Jeffery "Jellybean" Alexander
, who now make up Papa Grows Funk.
They played in front of a hometown crowd at The Voodoo Experience held at City Park in New Orleans over Halloween weekend...